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Internet Cafes Starting To Pull The Plug In Ohio

5, 2013

It isn’t taking long for a new state law banning storefront sweepstakes parlors in Ohio to have an impact. Two Internet cafes in Columbus were locked on Friday, the day the law took effect.

Ohio Group Lacks Signatures In Internet Cafe Fight

Opponents of an Ohio law that effectively bans Internet cafes have fallen more than 70,000 signatures short of the needed to place a repeal request on the fall ballot.
23, 2013

Group fighting Ohio Internet cafe ban falls short by 70,000 signatures to get repeal on November 2014 ballot.

Bill To Shut Down Internet Cafés Sweeps Through Ohio House

Some state lawmakers want to put more regulation on internet cafes, or sweepstakes cafes, like this one on Alum Creek Drive. Cafe operators say they pay sales tax and the industry employs thousands of workers.
13, 2013

The Ohio House of Representatives has passed a bill that aims to shut down the stores as illegal gambling operations.